District Service Supervisor/ Route Sales Rep (Current Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 6 June 2017
A corporation that has been in place for close to a century. Respect and value of there core principles. Over my five year tenure I always felt appreciative of my place in the company and was treated like family. I would recommend Unifirst to anyone that has an ability to self motivated and career driven.
Rewarding, team environment, room for advancement.
Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 12 June 2017
Working for Unifirst Edmonton has been a fantastic experience. The willingness of of the management as well as the other employees to train and help you succeed is more than I've seen in a long time. I find Unifirst has a balance view when it comes to work and family shown by having evenings and weekends off. My position of Route Sales Representative is physical yet rewarding at the end of the day. The amount of money to be made is reflected by the effort put into this position. If your looking for a job that can turn into a career that you can be proud of, l would highly recommend a position with Unifirst.
Outside Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 11 May 2017
Acquired new business accounts in a specified geographical territory Developed personal sales strategies and maintained a high productivity level Cold Called on businesses in person from major corporations to small companies Conducted Sales Presentations meetings with potential clients as needed Negotiated sales contracts and was there to oversee new account installations Proficient in CRM and Microsoft office suite
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 29 March 2017
Unifirst is an okay company, great way to get some sales experience. The salary is not that great and the commissions could be better as well. Some locations have incredible management teams and others really need to work on theirs.
Make your own schedule
Hard product to sell, better competitors out there.
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 7 March 2017
The managers are extremely abusive towards staff and will treat you beyond inhumanely. The worst part about the job is the lack of safety there is to it. They do not provide safety training or equipment and very easy to hurt yourself.
Dirty Sort (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 12 February 2017
I worked at all jobs with in the factory. I was a team leader of four people in dirty short. I did maybe 2 days a year of extra days work. The hardest part for me was the sorting company clean laundry in to orders by day and employees. I did a couple months of night work for a factory in another city had a fire. The manager was helpful with any and all emergencies both at work and in personal life.
ROUTE SALES REP & WAREHOUSE PRODUCTION (Current Employee) – Clairmont, AB – 2 November 2016
I am in charge of ordering and keeping inventory, and unloading all the product off the truck. I also stock and organize the routes for the next delivery day. I've learned to be more confident in myself, new computer programs, and to be a sales rep. Everyone is super easy to get along with, and helps make the job a fun place to be. The hardest part of my job would be some heavy lifting, although everyone is pretty helpful when I need it. The most enjoyable part of my job, would be getting to interact with customers on my delivery route. Keeps me in pretty good shape. Fresh air. I get to blare my music while in the warehouse.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 14 October 2016
Very Very sales scripts based, good job for rookie sales person where you are told what to say and when to say it. Senior sales personal will find it very frustrating, Good Management team in Regina they do have your best interests at heart.
if your new in sales they do teach you how to script every possible scenario
Route driver (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 13 October 2016
I remember coming in loading our trucks, verifying loads and heading out to service our customers. I learned all about the garment industry from Unifirst, service, sales and retention. Management for the most part easy to work with and they were there for us when needed. The coworkers were a lot of fun to work with and learn tricks of the more experienced route drivers. The hardest part of the job was the long day and the best part of the job was knowing we were providing a worthwhile service. The only reason I left was I found a job closer to home.
Sales rep (Former Employee) – Sussex, NB – 7 April 2016
Poorly run operation from the branch manager. Low employee moral. Sneaky long term contracts, bully sales encouraged, untrustworthy, extreme micro management, unreasonable time frame for customer to receive product, unreasonable time to receive commissions, inadequate branch management.
Very good sales manager but smothered by branch management.
Sales Representative / Route Sales Rep (Current Employee) – Langley, BC – 6 December 2015
I just cannot comment on this company. The co workers are great and the had a great time with the Service side of the business. The main question to be asked is why is there such a high rate of turn overs.
Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 5 November 2015
This is job is perfect for people who can really lift 10-70lbs continuously for 3-5 hours including walking up and down stairs and also in a fast pace. This is one of the most laboring job i have ever encounter. People, management are really good, they are so welcoming for new guys.
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 3 November 2015
If your looking for a great company that's organized, safety conscious, will treat you well and has a great management team .....THEN FIND SOMEWHERE ELSE! This company is the worse company I have ever worked for, although I wasn't there for long almost a year I have never seen such a place barely hanging on !! It is complete chaos, here is a list of problems that I had on a regular day! Missing product consistantly Poor vehicle safety No help from managers Paper work errors, random adds to invoice Price fluctuations Clothes were always missing! The consistent unorganized mess of trying to find your load not having enough wipes or hand towels for the customer then getting yelled at from the customer!!!! Trucks with no radio or interior lights, warning lights on, doors that don't fully close......about 70% of the trucks are illegal and shouldn't be driven ... This is a short list of a few of the problems I had experienced at UNIFIRST as a route rep
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 28 August 2015
Good people, great atmosphere. Don't get me wrong. BUT, the work hours are very long, and management doesn't always help you if you have a problem. Pay could be better, and hours should be shorter. Overall good company.
Route service representative (Former Employee) – Mississauga ,ont – 12 April 2015
I learned everything about the uniform rental business from Unifirst. My management team at the time were extremely helpful teaching me the route, products and services and to deal with customer in a timely professional manner. I went to a competitor, but I never had anything bad to say about the company.
Production Bulk Picking (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 10 February 2015
When I worked at this location I was constantly berated by the belligerent and simply unprofessional manager almost everyday for some of the smallest things. Yelling, cussing, and generally behaving in a less than professional conduct was common on the managerial staff; more often than not employees were all but pitted against each other every time a production issue arose. Questions were often times met with annoyance, or were simply dismissed. Staff was often times deceived into accepting overtime; there was almost always arguments erupting between the drivers and production staff, managers rarely did anything to remedy the issues that prompted discrepancies, and more often than not, equipment for most every job was badly damaged or not in any form of working order.
Long hours, bad management, damaged work equiment, hostile workplace
Great place to learn how to use many different CRMS
Senior Sales Representative & Team Lead (Former Employee) – Dieppe, NB – 5 January 2015
This company was a great company when it came to product. The product is by far the best out there but the management and micro managing style they use to push the sales reps our the door is by far the worst. Many situations happened at the branch I worked at that did not include myself but it was a very stressful environment to work for.